Disney’s Beach Club Resort showcases a New England beach style. Connected to the Yacht Club, these two resorts are very similar and share the same pool area, restaurants, spa and counter service meal location. (The Beach Club has a light blue coloring, whereas the Yacht Club has a gray coloring.) Across the lagoon and beach area is the Boardwalk area and resort.
Located in between Epcot and Hollywood Studios, this resort is just a walk (or boat ride) away from either park. Epcot is around a 5 minute walk, whereas Hollywood Studios will likely take 15-20 minutes by foot.
As for the rooms, this deluxe resort offers standard, garden view (including views of the parking lot or landscaped areas), or water view, which includes views of the pool area or lagoon. If possible, ask for a room closer to the lobby as hallways can be quite long. For those wanting the added benefits of the concierge lounge and service, those rooms include the above views as well as 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suite options. Concierge level includes access to the Stone Harbor Club lounge for food and beverages throughout the day, as well as personalized services throughout your stay. All rooms come with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.
The Beach Club does have a fantastic pool area! Stormalong Bay is shared by the Beach Club and Yacht Club. It includes multiple pool areas, a water slide, lazy river and even an area with sand! There is also a kiddie pool for those wanting to just wade in the water. Other recreational options include boat rentals, fishing, tennis, volleyball, a playground, and a great running trail around the Epcot resort area. For unique experiences, watch a movie under the stars or set sail on a Pirate Adventure Cruise for the little ones.
There are four restaurants if you want to dine at your resort. Cape May Cafe offers a character breakfast buffet and clam bake buffet for dinner. Beaches and Cream is a great little soda shop open for lunch and dinner. (Note: This restaurant is VERY small and does not take reservations.) Captain’s Grille is a nautical themed restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those wanting a fine dining experience, the Yachtsman Steakhouse is available for dinner.
During a runDisney race weekend, the Beach Club is a great resort during the Walt Disney World Marathon, Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, and Wine & Dine Half Marathon, as well as most (if not all) of the 10K races. All of these courses pass right by the Beach Club, which is great for spectators! (Note: This location is too close to also see your runner finish.) Bus transportation is available to and from all races, and runners may be able to walk back to the resort after certain races.